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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/14/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/14/2013)
Species CORYNAEA CRASSA Hook. f.
PlaceOfPublication Trans. Linn. Soc. 22:3 1, t. 3I, I4. 1856.
Synonym Itoasia crassa (Hook. f.) 0. Kuntze, Rev. Gen. 2:590. 1891.
Description Rhizome an irregularly multi-lobed mass, becoming ferrugineous upon drying. Inflorescence pink, the peduncle with an irregularly short-lobed, basal sheath, 1.5-2.5 cm. long, vertically ribbed, glabrous, the head globose and becoming fusiform, 2-4 cm. long, 1.5-2.0 cm. in diameter, the scales 3-4 mm. in diameter, stalk 2-3 mm. long, the paraphysoid trichomes claviform, 1.5-2.0 mm. long. Staminate flowers not seen. Pistillate flowers: perianth a low epigynous collar or absent (?); ovary obovoid, 1 mm. long, 0.5-0.75 mm. broad, the styles 1.0-1.5 mm. long, the stigmas minutely capitate; pedicel to 0.5 mm. long. Fruit obovoid, about 1.5 mm. long, 1 mm. broad.
Note Collected flowering in July between 3500 and 4000 meters. According to Woodson and Schery these plants are parasitic on bamboo roots.
Elevation 3500 and 4000 meters
Specimen CHIRIQUI: Potrero Muleto to summit, Volcan de Chiriqui, Woodson 6' Schery 470.
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